Cassia bicapsularis 'Worley's Butter Creme'

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Fabaceae (The Pea Family)
Geographic Origin:
Central America
California Native?:
Plant Size:
8 feet high and wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Pale yellow
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
This fast shrub forms a broad dome 5-8 feet high, with sturdy multiple trunks. The leaves are divided feather-like into several bright green oval leaflets, each a little over 1 inch long. Flowering begins in mid- to late summer and continues into late fall, with masses of cheery bright soft yellow and cream five petalled flowers, over 1 inch in diameter. Sun, most soils, moderate watering. The leaves are damaged at 25 degrees F.; however, the plants recover quickly from even harder freezes.